Daily Prompt: Empty

Sometimes I feel so unbearably full of overwhelming emotional turmoil I find myself just switching off automatically, temporarily, a bit like a safety valve on a pressure cooker releasing, or an electrical fuse blowing. And it’s a strange empty sensation that follows, a dramatic deadening of my soul all at one stroke rather than by my usual depressive incremental notches.

All the emotional stresses are still there inside, exactly as before, but somehow contained at a managable distance behind an invisible barrier. So I’m both empty but yet not empty all at the same time, on hold, in limbo. I find that I function but I don’t feel for the duration, however long it may last, existing on some kind of robotic autopilot until I can once more be safely reunited with my overloaded emotions…

Daily Prompt: Empty 

 

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